Some folks have expressed confusion about Emily’s hearing situation, so I will try to explain it as precisely as possible here. She was born with a genetic disorder called Waardenburg syndrome, specifically Type II, which is characterized primarily by moderate-to-profound hearing loss and diminished pigmentation of the eyes and hair. In Emily’s case, the hearing loss is moderate, meaning that with a hearing aid she can follow conversations reasonably well, though not perfectly, especially when the person speaking is not facing her. She is capable of verbal speech herself, but very much prefers to use ASL.
If you have any more questions or concerns, feel free to let me know! Thank you as always for reading, and we’ll see you Saturday.
When Kim and her friends were young, they used to watch a show called SUPER FIGHTING MIGHTY FIGHTERS. It was cheap and corny and involved a lot of spandex. After ten long years of growing up and moving on, they should be too old for such things.
But when a mysterious alien enters their lives, offering the opportunity to live out their childhood dreams and save the world in the process... the lure of the past may prove difficult to resist.